The middle grade book club finished another book! From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg was the favorite book of the character in our previous read, and we enjoyed reading what she loved. To celebrate, the students got cards & watched the movie!
Thursday, December 21st and Friday, December 22nd will be an early dismissal. 1:50 Elementary and 2:00 JH/HS Winter Break will be from December 23rd - January 8th. The first day back for students will be Tuesday, January 9th.
VG community- our community outdid themselves, as always, with clothing drive donations. The “closet” is bursting with gently used and some brand new with tags items from 4T - adult 2X. Clothing, coats, shoes, boots, snow pants and more. Nike, Under Armour, Old Navy, and many boutique brands. We have everything! Even workout wear, swimwear, and pajamas! EVERYONE is welcome to come shop FOR FREE from 9-2 tomorrow at the school cafeteria. Bags are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you wish. Donations accepted.
Get Ready for One School, One Book! In January, every family will receive a copy of a book (it's a secret clues coming after break) and a reading schedule. Together as a school and community, we will read the book together!
SMENCILS ARE SOLD OUT! The middle grade book club wants to say THANK YOU to all who supported us by buying Smencils this week. 👃✏️The money raised helps us buy books for the students in book club and celebrate reading. 📚
Great start to the day!
VG PE department learning and having lots of fun at annual IAHPERD Conference.
PTO Annual Clothing Sale Information
Smencils are back! December 4th-9th Book Club will sell Smencils for $1 from 8:00-8:15 until sold out! 5 new Holiday Scents
Save the Date Elementary Winter Concert - December 19, 2023 K-3 5:30 4-6 7:00 The concert will be in the Elementary/JH Gym (New Gym)
High school student council made pumpkin pies this weekend for family thanksgiving baskets.
Villa Grove is fortunate to have exceptional substitute teachers, many of whom are retired educators still dedicated to serving the district. Happy Substitute Teacher Appreciation Day!
Villa Grove Elementary had some amazing EIU practicum students. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Katie, Jade, Morgan, Lily, Molly, Mae, Kate, and Mya we wish you the best of luck!
VG Middle Grade Book Club celebrated finishing their second book of the year, Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, with a Kahoot game and ice cream sandwiches!
Happy School Board Appreciation Day to the BEST team! Thank you Jim Clark, Kristen White, Carisa Jones, Charolie Burris, Charlie Mitsdarfer, Tom Lillard, and Jerrad Zimmerman for your dedication to Villa Grove CUSD 302.
Congratulations to Mr. Clapp! He was nominated by Villa Grove staff as the Blue Devil of Exellence Award for October. Mr. Steve Fiscus from Horace Mann presented Mr. Clapp with his award. Thank you Horace Mann for sponsoring this monthly award.
We will be consolidating bus routes this afternoon. Students that ride bus 8 will be riding another bus home. Student drop off times maybe a little later than the normal time. Thank you for your understanding.
Congrats to our October Students of the Month! Sophia, Natalie, Luna, Iris, Lorelei, Harper, Grace, and Sylvia
Congrats to Ethan for being our first Millionaire Club Member! Ethan has read over 1,000,000 words this year!
Don’t forget! This year we are having a coin drive at Villa Grove School to help our local VFW. Please send in your loose change or any money you would like, to help support the Walter Jones Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2876. A jar will be set up outside the Main Office to collect money. Please send in money by Thursday, November 9th. We will present the money raised to the VFW at our Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10. Thank you for supporting these great men and women!